Treatment of cerebrospinal nematodiasis in a Boer Buck

30 Jan 2019

Breuer, R., Merkatoris, P., Tepley, S., Dierks, C., Klostermann, C., Flaherty, H., Smith, J.

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A nine-month-old Boer Buck presented for an acute onset of pelvic limb ataxia. Radiographs, complete blood count and serum biochemistry were within normal limits. A cerebrospinal fluid analysis yielded an eosinophilic pleocytosis, consistent with cerebrospinal nematodiasis. Treatment with ivermectin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, fenbendazole and range of motion exercises resulted in partial recovery of pelvic limb function within five days. Within five months post treatment the buck’s ambulation had returned to a normal gait.